Helen Willisson

29 March 1910–1980 (Age 69)
West Ham, Essex, England

The Life of Helen

When Helen Willisson was born on 29 March 1910, in West Ham, Essex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas George Willisson, was 31 and her mother, Margaret Jackson, was 30. She married Alfred John Greenway in 1973, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1980, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 70.

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Alfred John Greenway
Helen Willisson
Marriage: 1973

Spouse and Children

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 4

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.
1939 · Britain Enters World War II

Age 29

Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

Name Meaning

English or Scottish: unexplained. This has the form of a habitational name, but no such place has been identified. It may be an altered form of Willison , or possibly a habitational name from Willesden, now part of North London.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Willison in household of Thomas Willison, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Willisson, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Helen Willisson, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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